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Bookless In Baghdad: Reflections On Literature, Writing, And Writers, Tharoor, Shashi
61 Bookless In Baghdad: Reflections On Literature, Writing, And Writers
Tharoor, Shashi
New York, New York, U.S.A. Arcade Publishing 2005 1-55970-757-7 / 9781559707572 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Very clean blue boards with bright silver lettering on spine. Tiny bump to lower spine corner edge. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 277 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Part memoir, part essay, part literary criticism by one of the best in a generation of Indian authors. Shashi Tharoor tells us what Iraqis go through in their beleaguered land merely to get hold of a book, and how selling books from their own libraries on the street helps some put bread on the table. 5-1/2" 8-1/2". Books about Books. 017077

Price: 15.00 USD
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62 This Fiery Night
Vatsek, Joan
New York Harper & Brothers 1959 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean orange boards with orange cloth spine, yellow flame and black lettering on spine. One small (1/4") closed tear at base of spine, no other wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 376 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has small chip at base of spine, tiny corner chip at top rear corner of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "This is a rich and complex story of the decadent Egypt which led to Nasser. The merit of Joan Vatsek's narrative is that it covers almost every level of this society with a quiet authority, memorable characters, and with a gifted pen." - Maxwell Geismar 8vo. Historical Fiction. 010796

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Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces, Ward, Steven R.
63 Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces
Ward, Steven R.
Washington DC Georgetown University Press 2009 1589012585 / 9781589012585 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Gorgeous, as new condition with signature of author on the title page. Clean black cloth boards with white lettering on cover and spine. Very slight bump to one spine corner; no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No previous owner markings. 380 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024605

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Tower of Babel, West, Morris L.
64 The Tower of Babel
West, Morris L.
New York William Morrow 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red boards with black cloth spine, silver and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Endpapers illustrated with maps of the Middle East; very small previous owner inscription at top edge of front free endpaper. 361 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has two tiny closed edge tears at base of rear panel, corner price clip to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Middle East on the brink of the Six-Day War is the setting for this brilliant novel. 8vo. Fiction. 013223

Price: 12.00 USD
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Five Thousand Years of Pakistan - An Archaeological Outline, Wheeler, R. E. M.
65 Five Thousand Years of Pakistan - An Archaeological Outline
Wheeler, R. E. M.
London Royal India & Pakistan Society 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dustjacket. Clean beige boards with clean unfaded green cloth spine, black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previoius owner note at top corner of front free endpaper ("Purchased December 21, '53 at Consulate General of Pakistan, 12 East 65th Street, New York). Preface by Honorable Fazlur Rahman. 150 pgs. with drawings and diagrams, plus many pages of black & white photographic plates. Dustjacket is slightly age toned, has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, one very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A look at the imposing material heritage of Pakistan in the form of ancient buildings, sites and cultures prior to the death of the Emperor Angrangzeb in A.D. 1707. 018070

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